Confetti Corn Salad

August 2, 2011


Author Notes: When corn is at its peak during the summer, it can be served fresh off the cob and is sweet, crispy and flavorful. As I was cutting corn off the cob, I thought about confetti and decided to create a colorful salad with the raw kernels. A simple lemon and lime dressing gives the salad a bright, citrusy flavor. Quick and easy for a warm summer evening!BlueKaleRoad

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 ears of corn, shucked
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced small
  • 1 avocado, diced small
  • 1/2 English cucumber, diced small
  • 1/2 large lemon, sliced for squeezing
  • 1 lime, sliced for squeezing
  • Splash of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Stand each ear of corn up in a large bowl and use a knife to cut the corn kernels off the cob. You can save the cobs to simmer in soup stock, or toss them out the back door to the chickens for an afternoon treat as I did.
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine the raw corn kernels, tomatoes, blueberries, bell pepper, avocado and cucumber. Squeeze the lemon and lime over the mix and stir gently. Add a splash of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Stir again and serve.

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Reviews (20) Questions (1)

20 Reviews

healthierkitchen August 8, 2011
Wow! I would never have thought of adding blueberries, but it sounds amazing!
 
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BlueKaleRoad August 9, 2011
Thank you, healthierkitchen!
 
lorigoldsby August 4, 2011
those blueberries are a wonderful pop of color and I bet a great pop of flavor! Needed another corn recipe for tomorrow--err today, hence my trawling food52 at 4:30 in the am! Thanks! Maybe I can get another 90 minutes of sleep now.
 
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BlueKaleRoad August 4, 2011
That's dedication, Lori, I'm impressed! I hope you got some more sleep. Happy to help out! :)
 
Lizthechef August 3, 2011
I love the blueberries in this - what a show-stopper of a photo!
 
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BlueKaleRoad August 4, 2011
You are so kind, Liz, thank you!
 
KCintheKitchen August 3, 2011
Wonderful photo!
 
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BlueKaleRoad August 3, 2011
Thanks so much, KC!
 
Brussels S. August 3, 2011
Oh, this looks fantastic! I love the idea of blueberries in it!
 
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BlueKaleRoad August 3, 2011
Thank you, Katie! I think I have a blueberry addiction. It's a happy thing. :)
 
lapadia August 3, 2011
Such an eye catching and delicious sounding salad; perfect for a special summer occasion!
 
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BlueKaleRoad August 3, 2011
Thank you, lapadia! I hope you are enjoying lots of fun occasions this summer!
 
TXExpatInBKK August 2, 2011
Almost too pretty to eat! (Almost)
 
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BlueKaleRoad August 2, 2011
Thank you so much!
 
This L. August 2, 2011
Very colorful and pretty. Bet it tastes good too.
 
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BlueKaleRoad August 2, 2011
Thank you, Lisa! It's a lovely time of year for colorful and tasty produce, that's for sure.
 
hardlikearmour August 2, 2011
Wow... this is gorgeous. Talk about eating all the colors!
 
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BlueKaleRoad August 2, 2011
Thank you, HLA!
 
SKK August 2, 2011
This is beautiful! On my list to try.
 
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BlueKaleRoad August 2, 2011
Thank you, I hope you like it, SKK!